Thammasat University associate professor
Pavida Pananond is associate professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University.
Thailand's economy appears both odd and contradictory. On one hand, it continues to expand in the 3% range, an appealing growth trend by international standards. On the other hand, cursory and anecdotal evidence suggests the Thai economy is mired in a prolonged malaise.